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Stella Dadzie shares experience with parents at LMU

Se wo were fi na wosankofa a yenkyi (It is not wrong to go back for that which you have forgotten)
During last Saturday’s education event at London Metropolitan University, education activist and author Stella Dadzie shared valuable insights with a new generation of parents, saying one of the lessons to learn from previous struggles in education is to make common cause with those who have similar objectives. With most people owning a smartphone, it was suggested that parents also need to use this and other new technologies to widen the reach of this communication and link with the whole African diaspora. This would enable Black parents to gain a clearer picture of the context within which Black children and young people are prevented from achieving their potential not just in the UK but around the world. Furthermore, it was highlighted that there is a need to come together whilst accepting the differences. Dadzie added that there is also a need for parents to be better informed as effective action is informed action. This ties in well with one of PARC’s key aims: to provide information and advice free of cost to parents.  Parents also raised issues regarding parenting skills and received some tips on good practice as well as advice on the need to have dialogue with teachers.

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